What is Gastric Bypass surgery?
Gastric Bypass, also known as bariatric surgery, is a surgical procedure that helps you lose weight by changing your stomach and digestive system which limits how much food you can eat and how nutrients are absorbed by your body. This procedure is qualified for those with a body mass index of 33 or more. Gastric Bypass is considered a more invasive and longer medical procedure than Gastric Sleeve. Clients having gastric bypass will require ongoing medical checkups and monitoring of nutrients in the blood. Gastric bypass patients will require regular vitamin B12 injections.
How is Gastric Bypass surgery performed?
1. To make your stomach smaller, the surgeon will use staples to divide your stomach into 2 sections which is a small upper section (pouch) and a larger bottom section. The size of the pouch can contain only 28 grams of the food.
2. Next, the surgeon will connect your intestine to a small hole in the pouch. You will eat a lot less and full faster after the surgery. Moreover, your body will absorb fewer calories.
Generally, there are 4-6 minimal incisions on the stomach.
How much weight will I lose after the Gastric Bypass?
On average, you might lose 65-70 percent of your excess weight after Gastric Bypass surgery.